Birthplace: Boston, Mass.
Current Residence: Sherborn, Mass.
Education: Bachelor's degree in history from Harvard (2019), graduate of Dover Sherborn High School (2014)
Club: Zeta Fencing
Coach: Zoran Tulum
Most don't know that... I started fencing because of my brother and I have a twin sister who doesn't fence
Current U.S. Ranking: No. 1
Current World Ranking: No. 2
Olympic Teams: 2020 (Qual. Ind. & Team), 2016
Senior World Championship Teams: 2019, 2018 (Silver - Individual),, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013
Pan American Games Teams: 2019, 2015 (Gold - Individual and Team)
Junior World Championship Teams: 2015 (Gold - Individual, Bronze - Team), 2014 (Bronze - Team), 2013 (Bronze), 2012 (Silver), 2011
Cadet World Championship Teams: 2012, 2011
Personal: Eli followed older brother Philip into fencing and took to the sport immediately. Eli, who says he is motivated by his coach and family, was the youngest member of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Fencing Team, earning a position on Team USA at just 19 years old and going on to make history as the first U.S. men's saber fencer to earn the 2017-18 Overall World Cup title after his silver medal finish at the Senior Worlds that season.
As a junior, Eli won silver at the 2012 Junior World Championships and bronze in 2013 where he became the first U.S. men's saber fencer to win back-to-back medals at the event. In 2013, Eli represented Team USA at the Senior Worlds where he was the youngest member of the U.S. team. In 2015, Eli won gold medals at both the Pan American Championships and Pan American Games and concluded his junior career with an individual Junior World gold.