Biography:

• Placed 17th in the individual recurve competition at the 2018 Pan American Championships, her first senior-level international championship
• Finished 9th at the Pan American Games primary qualification tournament in Medellin, Columbia
• Placed 7th individually and won bronze as part of the women’s recurve team at the 2019 Pan American World Ranking Event
• Ranked #1 junior women’s recurve archer in Canada and top-3 senior women’s archer in 2018

A LITTLE MORE ABOUT MARIESSA

Getting into the Sport: Started shooting through a local community archery program at the age of 9… Began competing at age 12… Outside Interests: Studying French at Simon Fraser University… Enjoys hiking, reading and making ceramic art when not training… Odds and Ends: Collects pins from destinations she visits… Favourite quote: “To be a champion, you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.” Muhammad Ali…