Night Of The Living Deadlift Results

Create: 11/04/2007 - 10:40
Alex Campbell has published the results from yesterday's Night of the Living Deadlift held in Elizabethton, Tennessee. Tom Eiseman was named best overall deadlifter and won $700 in cash and $300 in supplements. Eiseman, 49, out-deadlifted Doc Holloway in the lightweights with a 765 pound pull at 184. He finished with an attempt at 801 pounds. Eiseman is the lightest man to ever pull over 800 pounds. James "Pitbull" Searcy pulled a meet high 855 pounds to win the heavyweights. Around 350 fans attended the annual event. Lightweights Tom Eiseman 765@184 Doc Holloway 575@133 Derek Wilcox 600@170 Chad Kerley 525@165 Charlie Conner 540@180 Mark Hollingsworth 400@150 Jason Nave 500@155 Wayne Stover 455@189 Josh Smith 430@175 Alex Campbell 475@209 Anthoney Malone 440@198 Will Wagner 365@161 Preston Head 415@193 Josh Hall 365@171 Ryan Hicks - Heavyweights James Searcey 855@350 Mike Nease 775@350 Russel Anderson-Drew 705@274 MArk Ferris 680@244 Curt Dennis 730@325 Todd Shelton 630 @221 Mike Wood 633@232 Jared Skinner 600@211 Olafur Torfason 625@260 Steven Nease 555@220 Markcus Milner 600@337 Adam Sizemore 500@185 Alex Hilliard 510@264 Mike Isreatel 455@233 Gary Canter 440@220


Submitted by Jon Gordon (not verified) on
Sounds like NOTLD IV was another great meet! I hate that I wasn't able to make it. Congratulations to all the lifters.

Submitted by Alex Campbell (not verified) on
It was a great meet and I thank all of th elifters and help that I had. And also, what a crowd! Tom pulled 800 about 21 years ago, hurt his back badly, swithced to sumo and has been slowly inching up to it ever since. If you do not know why Eiseman is a "big deal" then you know nothing about this sport and I am not going to waste my time trying to explain it. The #1 ranking at his weight class for 21 years straight should speak for itself! Oh, and Jon, this meet was not USAPL sanctioned, but I do put on those meets so I can understand the confusion.

Submitted by gopostal42 on
tom has been pulling over 4x bodyweight for damn near 30 years. the guy is 49 years old and is missing an acl in his knee and is still one of the elite pullers in the world. Cheryl tweaked her knee and wanted to stay healthy for IPA nats in a few weeks. small is a state of mind

Submitted by chip martin on
Great lifting by all the lifters there was some nasty deadlifting going on there Is the NOTLD meet a single ply or 2 ply or RAW or does anything go. i'm just curious. Chip Martin

Submitted by flappysr on
GREAT PULLING BY ALL. THE DEADLIFT RULES......THE DEADLIFT IS THE KING OF ALL EXERCISES...."There is no point in being alive if you cannot do the DeadLift." Jon Pall Sigmarsson... WSM X'S 4......"THE MEET TRULY DOES NOT START TILL THE BAR, HITS THE FLOOR....

Submitted by Alex Campbell (not verified) on
The NOTLD has no garment restriction except a one piece lifting suit must be worn and shoes. Other than that single, double, raw, or whatever we all know it is not too much help in the pull so just lift as you like. Cheryl did not lift but did some and support. She is a very seet and kind lady and we hope to see her on th eplatform next year with some other females. Look forward to a few modifications for next year. As we have grown so much this past year it will take a few changes to keep things moving in the right direction. Tee said he would be there "Lord willing", but he did not make it. I will try to email him. I hope something unfortunate did not happen to him like Cheryl.

Submitted by RonLHuillier on
Has anyone in the documented history of Powerlifting ever pulled as much as Eisman at such a light bodyweight?

Submitted by Cheryl Anderson (not verified) on
Thanks for the results, Jon - it's great to read about this meet and I'm proud of the performances of Tom Eiseman and Doc Holloway...two awesome people as well as outstanding deadlifters. Alex Campbell, would you please email me at - I've got some questions Thanks.