Boaz Ellis

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Boaz Ellis
Country represented Israel
Born (1981-10-15) October 15, 1981 (age 37)
Tzippori, Israel

Boaz Ellis (born October 15, 1981) is an Israeli foil fencer. He is a 5-time Israeli national champion, and a 3-time NCAA champion.[2]


Ellis was born in Tzippori, a moshav in Israel, and is Jewish.[3][4] He attended Chaklai Nahalal High School, where he competed in association football (soccer), and in track as a sprinter.

Fencing career[edit]

Ellis is a 5-time Israeli national champion.[5] He joined the Israeli national fencing team at the age of 16.[5] Ellis won the silver medal at the World Cup in 2000 and 2001.[5]

In 2003 Ellis enrolled at the Ohio State University, where he majored in finance. He began competing under head coach Vladimir Nazlymov. Ellis won his first 34 bouts, and finished with a 37–1 record.

Ellis won the NCAA 2004 championship by defeating Yale sophomore Cory Werk.[4] Ellis' performance also helped Ohio State win the team NCAA title that year. He repeated as NCAA champion in foil in 2005, after an 18–4 season.[4] Ellis repeated again in 2006, his junior year, after a 20–1 season.[6] He and teammate Adam Crompton (sabre) became the first Ohio State athletes since diver Lou Vitucci to win three individual NCAA championships. He was the first NCAA foil fencer to win three individual NCAA titles since 1963.[5] He was a three-time All-American, two-time Academic All-Big Ten, and three-time Ohio State University Scholar-Athlete.[5]

He was inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2014.[5][7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Fencer - ELLIS Boaz - ISRAEL - FIE - International Fencing Federation
  2. ^ "Ohio State University: Fencing". June 29, 2007. Retrieved January 3, 2011.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ The Ohio State University Fencing: Official Athletic Site
  4. ^ a b c Day by Day in Jewish Sports History - Bob Wechsler
  5. ^ a b c d e f The Ohio State University Fencing: Official Athletic Site
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ Antoine Winfield, Troy Smith to be Inducted into Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame | Eleven Warriors
Preceded by
Non Panchan
NCAA Foil Champion
2004, 2005, 2006
Succeeded by
Andras Horanyi

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