Born in Murray, Utah ... parents are Carol and Dan Ellertson ... served a mission in Dallas, Texas for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ... is a member of the Utah National Guard ... married to Jessica; they have two girls, Jane and Maren ... majoring in recreation management.
He was all-state in the 110mH his senior year of high school.
BEST MARKS: 110H - 14.89, PV - 16-06.75
2006 | Freshman Year
Finished fourth in the pole vault at the Cougar Indoor Meet clearing a height of 16'1" ... finished ninth in the pole vault at the Lobo Indoor Invitational clearing 16'1" ... finished fifth in the pole vault (15'10.25") at the Mt. States Games ... Competed in the pole vault (15-03.00) at the Williams Classic ... placed fourth in the pole vault (16-01.00) at the Cougar Invite ... competed in the pole vault (13-11.25) at the UCLA Invite ... took fourth place in the pole vault (16-01.00) at the BYU Invite ... placed sixth in the pole vault (15-07.00) at the Robison Invitational
2007 | Sophomore Year
Cleared 15 feet 7 inches in the pole vault at the Cougar Indoor Invitational ... finished seventh in the pole vault at the ASU/ Clif Bar Invitational ... took fourth in the pole vault at the Cougar Invitational ... tied for fourth in the pole vault at the Wildcat Outdoor Open at Weber State University ... placed third in the pole vault at the UCLA Rafer Johnson meet ... won the pole vault (16 feet) at the University of Utah Twilight meet ... won the pole vault with a season-best clearance of 16 feet 6.75 inches at the Weber Twilight meet.
2008 | Junior Year
Placed tenth at the BYU Cougar Indoor Meet with a vault of 15 feet 7.0 inches ... at the Air Force Invitational tied for second clearing 15 feet 7.0 inches ... tied for sixth at the Mountain States Games with a vault of 15 feet 6.25 inches ... placed fourth at the Boise State Team Invite.