When Marshall’s family moved to Waverley, NS when he was just a kid, the family’s real estate agent kept talking about Cheema Aquatic Club. In a small community like Waverley, it’s hard not to know Cheema and Marshall discovered paddling at the age of eight through a summer camp. His first race was in 2005 and his best memories are of all the friends he has made paddling throughout the years. Seeing older athletes at the club training hard every day in pursuit of their dreams inspired Marshall to do the same. He did just that, and made the national team for the first time in 2013.
A highlight moment in Marshall’s paddling career was winning a World Cup bronze medal in K4 1000 while he was still a Junior. He went on that season to place eighth in both the K1 and K4 1000 at the 2013 Junior World Championships.
Marshall has since raced at Pan American Championships, U23 and Senior World Championships.
When not paddling, Marshall enjoys spending time with his friends around the lake, and archery.
Describe the sport in one word: Determination
Pre-race meal: Oatmeal and yogurt
Other sports: Swimming, skate skiing
Guilty pleasure: Cookies
Superhero: Spider Man
TV show: The Office
Movie: Step Brothers