On June 23, 2017, Elle competed in Atlanta, GA, at the 2017 USAW National Youth Championship. Elle went up a weight class this year, competing in the 35kg class as a 13U. She had an unusual miss on her first snatch attempt, at 29kg. However, Elle made all the rest of her lifts, snatching 31kg and clean & jerking 38kg, for a meet Total of 69kg.
Elle was awarded the silver medal in the snatch, and the bronze in the Total!