Five-time U.S. tumbling champion Kalon Ludvigson (Pocatello, Idaho) is nominated for the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Male Athlete of the Month for April. Fans can vote online until May 10 at 5 p.m. Click here to vote.
Ludvigson won the tumbling silver medal at the FIG World Cup in Varna, Bulgaria on April 17. Ludvigson, who lead after qualifying, recorded a 73.40 to earn the silver medal. It was his thirteenth career world medal. Russia claimed gold and bronze, with Andrey Krylov taking first at 74.00 and Tagir Murtazaev finishing third with 72.30.
Ludvigson, who competes for Team Revolution, also took the men’s tumbling title at the U.S. Elite Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas, on April 30. With a score of 144.300, Ludvigson won the event, which is the second of two qualifying events for the 2011 U.S. Trampoline Championships and the first of two qualifying events for determining the athletes who will represent the United States at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, Oct. 14-30, and the 2011 World Championships and World Age Group Competition in Birmingham, England, Nov. 16-26.