Arthur Davis and Shenea Booth became the first U.S. acrobatic gymnastics world champions in the mixed pairs’ event at the 2002 World Championships and then became the first U.S. acro athletes to repeat as world champions when they defended their title in 2004. To date, they are the only U.S. acrobatic team to win a world title. Arthur and Booth were also three-time U.S. champions from 2002-04 and acrobatic gymnastics’ Athletes of the Year in 2003-04.
The duo was awarded the Glen Sundby Award for Outstanding Pair/Group Performance in 2003-04 and earned awards for the Most Difficult Skill in 2002 and 2004. Booth was on the national team for seven years, and Davis was on the national squad for nine years. Since retiring from competition in 2004, Booth and Davis have been performing as “Realis.” Together, they are co-owners of Realis Co. Inc., and during the last four years, they have performed in more than 20 countries around the world.