Eli Schenkel has been competing internationally for Canada since 2013, which includes his first FIE World Championship appearance in 2014. Schenkel played collegiately for St. John’s University where he was named a Third Team All-American as a sophomore in 2012 and finished 18th at the NCAA Championships as a junior in 2013. Schenkel’s career-high year-end ranking is 68th, achieved in 2013-14. One of his career highlights is finishing in the top-16 at the World Cup in Seoul in April 2014 when he defeated 2013 World Champion Miles Chamley-Watson.
Family: Parents Mark and Elizabeth Schenkel… Older brother Joseph… Getting into the Sport: Started fencing at age 10… Outside Interests: Graduated from St. John’s University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Applied Science… Certificate in Performance Athletic Footwear from the Fashion Institute of Technology… Works as Creative Director with True Athelite©… Odds and Ends: Favourite quote: “Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see” – Arthur Schopenhauer… Collects sneakers from his travels…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
PAC: 2015 – 10th (ind foil), BRONZE (team foil); 2014 – 12th (ind foil), SILVER (team foil)
FIE WCh: 2014 – 124th (ind foil), 17th (team foil)