May 5, 2018
During this past weekend, Kalueb Valverde, a Kerrville native and graduate from Ingram Tom Moore High School, and his team participated in the USASF Cheerleading Worlds competition.
Valverde tells KBN that this competition is the biggest event in competitive cheerleading because it is an actual world championship. They competed against other countries at the competition.
He and his team are based out of a gym in Plano, Texas called Cheer Athletics. The co-ed team is compiled of 24 athletes which ages that range from 17 years old to 37 years old.
Valverde says, “There was a total of 39 teams in our division for the preliminary round, followed by only the top 3 teams from each country advancing to the final round. We were in second place after preliminary round and came back for finals to end up winning our division by 6.5 points.”
Kalueb has been cheerleading for 10 years and this was his 2nd world champion title after winning in 2016 and his 3rd world title, taking silver in 2017. He has also won 3 major National Champion titles, 2 as a competing athlete and 1 as a coach.