On June 24, 2016 Elle competed at the USA Weightlifting National Youth Championship in Austin, TX. 21 girls competed in the 31kg weight class. Elle won the gold medal in the Snatch, lifting 26kg. She won the silver medal for her Clean & Jerk, lifting 33kg, which was a tie with another competitor with a lower body weight than Elle.
With a Total of 59 kg, Elle became the National Champion in both the 11U and 13U age brackets of the 31kg weight class!
Elle trains two hours per week with her Olympic Weightlifting coach.