Founder

Rayshine Harris

Mr. Harris is a 12-Time World Champion in the sport of Power Tumbling. He performed at the Obama Inaugural Ball, The Grammy’s and MTV Awards. He also participated with featured stunts in “Enchanted” and was part of the Olympic Closing Ceremonies with Cirque Du Soleil.

He is also the Founder of this company using his passions and expertise to guide and help other youth SHINE in the sport of tumbling.

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Growing up in Newark, New Jersey was not easy as Rayshine Harris faced societal barriers.  After frequenting the Boys and Girls Club of Newark, and really enjoying it, he decided to commit himself to a life of Power Tumbling.  This is when Rayshine decided to join Flip City. Through Power Tumbling at Flip City, he was able to channel his thoughts and overcome many of the barriers that he faced. Mr. Green, founder and owner of Flip City, kept Rayshine and his team members off the streets of Newark by exposing them to new ventures and opportunities to enable them to promote positive thinking and amplify their abilities to be an inspiration to others. Through Mr. Green’s vision and efforts, Rayshine had an opportunity to train and perfect his tumbling skills to what we now know as 12-time World Champion. Even though Mr. Harris is a 5-time national champion, world champion and a 12-time world cup champion, he has won many more competitions if we include the platform titles, team trials, and team championships.

 

Mr. Harris won 10 World Cups. These competitions were held in different countries including France, Germany, Poland, Canada, USA, etc.

 

*He was 1 of 6 tumblers in the USA invited to perform in the 1996 closing ceremonies for the Olympics that were held in Atlanta, Georgia.  He was also the only USA tumbler asked to perform in the Gymnastics GALA that was only by invitation.

 

Mr. Harris participated in so many exhibitions that it is impossible to remember all, but here are a few: Good Morning America, VMA, halftime for NJ Nets, Knicks, performed for Paul Newman, Bill Cosby, Buster Douglas, David Robinson, President George Bush, Bill Gates, Sean Puffy Combs, Pit-bull, Shaquille O’Neal, Gwen Stefani, and many more.

 

*In 1994 Mr. Harris broke the world record for the most difficult tumbling pass and then continued breaking his own world record in 1995 and 1996. It was not until 10 years later that his record was broken. Mr. Harris left tumbling right at the beginning of his prime, and is now committed to helping others achieve their lifelong goals through the sport of Power Tumbling.

Within 2 years, Mr. Harris won 10 World Cups in competitions held in countries including France, Germany, Poland, Canada, USA, etc.

 

Chronological Timeline

– Junior Olympics (Salt Lake City, Utah) – won bronze medal – power tumbling

– Jr. Elite Worlds (Switzerland) – won bronze medal – power tumbling

– Jr. Elite Nationals and team trials (Rockford, Illinois) – won 2 gold medals – power tumbling

– Jr. Elite Nationals (Orlando, Florida) – won gold medal – platform tumbling overall, straight and twisting pass

– Jr. Elite Nationals (San Francisco, California) – won gold medal – platform tumbling overall, straight and twisting pass.

– Elite Nationals (New Orleans, Louisiana) – won bronze medal for straight pass and bronze medal for twisting. Made both the USA power and platform team.

– Elite Nationals (San Diego, California) – won silver medal for power tumbling

– Indoor Pacific (San Diego, California) – won gold medal for power tumbling.

– Elite Nationals (Baltimore, Maryland) – won gold medal overall platform tumbling, gold for straight pass and silver for twisting. Made platform tumbling team USA.

– Elite team trials (Minnesota and Ohio) – won gold for both competitions – power tumbling

– Elite Nationals (Nashville, Tennessee) – won gold medal for tumbling

– Elite Nationals (Salt Lake City, Utah) – won gold medal ooverall platform tumbling, gold for straight pass and silver for twisting. Made both power and platform USA tumbling team.

– World Championships (Porto, Portugal) – won silver medal

– Elite Nationals (Denver, Colorado) – won gold medal for power tumbling

– Elite Nationals (Rockford, Illinois) – won gold medal overall platform tumbling, gold in straight and gold in twisting. Made platform team for USA.

– Elite team trial (Colorado and Kansas) – won gold for both competitions – power tumbling

– Elite Nationals (Phoenix, Arizona) – won 2 gold medals for power tumbling and platform tumbling

– World Championships (Vancouver, Canada) – won gold medal (WORLD CHAMP)

– Elite Nationals (Orlando, Florida) – won gold medal

– Elite team trials (Colorado and North Carolina) – won both competitions

– Elite Nationals (Minnesota) – won gold medal. Made the USA team.

– Started Anti (1999), completed shows with IBM, MTV Awards with Sean “Puffy” Combs, Grammy’s with Gwen Stefani, Radio  Music Awards, Latin Music Awards, Latin Grammy’s David Letterman Show (twice), Today’s Show, Good Morning America Thanksgiving Day Parade, Toured Brazil, Wango Chango in California, Performed in China for the creator of Circus Ole, worked with Acroback, as well as the New York Knicks

– Performed at the 2009 Presidential Inauguration for President Barack Obama

– NY Knicks; Acroback Tumblers Lead Performer and Choreographer

– Founded SHINE Tumblers (Newark, NJ) in 2014

– 2017 World Acrobatics Society (Hall of Fame) Inductee

– Grand Opening of SHINE Tumblers Gym (Orange, NJ)