On January 7, 2017, Elle competed in the Vaughn Weightlifting NorCal Open. She went 6 for 6 on her lifts, scoring 28kg on her Snatch and 35kg on her Clean & Jerk, for a Total of 63kg. This was Elle’s first Olympic weightlifting competition since winning the National Youth Championship back in June.
Elle won First Place in the Youth division at this meet, which qualifies her to compete at the Barbells For Boobs competition in October.
This was also Elle’s first time competing as part of a team. After she became a National Champion, her coach formed a barbell club, Endgame Athletics, so now she has teammates!