Eli Schenkel has been competing internationally for Canada since 2013. Schenkel fenced 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 66th, achieved in 2014-15. Schenkel has competed at three FIE World Championships, recording a personal best finish of 32nd in 2015. 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. Schenkel represented Canada at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, helping the foil team to a fifth- place finish. In 2018, he recorded a career best 10th place finish in individual foil at the Pan American Championship and helped the Canadian team to a bronze medal in the team event.
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT ELI
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
Pan American Games: 2015 – 5th (team foil)
Pan American Championships: 2018 – BRONZE (team foil), 10th (foil); 2015 – 10th (foil), BRONZE (team foil); 2014 – 12th (foil), SILVER (team foil)
FIE World Championships: 2018 – 103rd (foil), 19th (team foil); 2015 – 32nd (foil),16th (team foil); 2014 – 124th (foil), 17th (team foil)