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Team USA Archer Brady Ellison And Slovenian Archer Toja Ellison Announce They’re Expecting

By Todd Kortemeier | May 29, 2020, 12:43 p.m. (ET)

Brady Ellison competes in the recurve finals at the Archery World Cup Final on Sept. 7, 2019 in Moscow, Russia. 


The first child for world-class archers Brady and Toja Ellison isn’t due until December, but Baby Ellison already has his or her first bow.

That child-size bow appears alongside a custom onesie in the announcement the Ellisons made on their Facebook account Friday sharing the happy news.

“Baby Ellison is coming in December 2020,” the post said. “We are so happy, thankful in love and blessed and can’t wait to meet our little love.”

Team USA’s Brady Ellison, a three-time Olympic medalist, and Slovenia’s Toja Cerne met in 2014 and were married in 2016. Though Toja still competes for Slovenia, she has been a permanent U.S. resident since January 2017. Archery’s “power couple” live in Brady’s native Arizona and enjoy training together and challenging each other.

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Brady Ellison, 31, burst onto the world recurve archery scene in 2008 making his Olympic debut at the Olympic Games Beijing 2008. At the Olympic Games London 2012, Ellison won a team silver medal at those Games, then added his first individual medal in Rio in 2016 along with another team silver medal. Ellison has also racked up 15 total medals in his world championship career, eight of them gold.

Toja Ellison, 26, won an individual compound gold medal at the European Games in 2019. She also won a silver medal in mixed team at the Berlin event on the 2019 world cup circuit, an event at which her husband took home a bronze medal in recurve team.

Todd Kortemeier is a sportswriter, editor and children’s book author from Minneapolis. He is a contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.

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