PDX Powerlifting Proudly Presents

Night of the Living Deadlift 2018

A deadlift competition and costume party



I want to help out with this party!

When: October 27, 2018 @ 6pm
Where: PDX Strength

Meet Directors: Tim Mercer & Jackie Mercer

Prizes: In addition to product tosses, and door prizes, we'll give awards and prizes for the following categories:

  • Best Lifter Male: Based on allometric scoring using body-weight

  • Best Lifter Female: Based on allometric scoring using body-weight

  • Best Lifter Costume Male

  • Best Lifter Costume Female

  • Best Crowd Costume

Unsanctioned:  This contest is unsanctioned so there's no membership to purchase. Anyone (21 years of age and over), is welcome to compete!

Raw or Equipped: This event is open to only raw lifters. Lifters can wear belts only. No suits, straps, or anything else but your costume!

Lifting Attire:  Lifters can wear any clothing they like, but they will likely be scorned if they don't wear a costume. So, put together your best costume to deadlift in!

T-Shirt Included:  Every registered lifter will get a premium quality, limited edition t-shirt designed and produced by KRKN Apparel. "Fun looks good on everyone!"

I want to lift at this party!

I want to party (not lift) at this party!


With this year's Night of the Living Deadlift, we want to help lead the charge against neuroblastoma by supporting Wade's Army!

Celebrating the courageous life of Wade DeBruin, ( Sept. 22, 2009-Nov. 12, 2011), we are rallying troops to continue his fight against this disease. Wade’s Army was created to rally against neuroblastoma and give this pediatric cancer a name.

Tentative Schedule of Events

Doors Open/Weigh Ins Begin: 4:30PM

Lifting: 6PM-9:30PM

Awards: 10PM (or 30min after lifting ends)

After party: 10:30PM-12:00AM (hang around for drinking and dancing)

Note: All participants will be notified of final schedule via email (from Tim Mercer – pdxpowerlifting@gmail.com) the week prior to October 27, 2018. Please do not reach out prior for details.

A big thank you to our sponsors!!


The party site

PDX Strength is a bad ass little gym in St. Johns.  Barbell work, booty classes, stand up paddle-boarding, small group strength & conditioning classes, they do it all!  If you're in N. Portland you can't go wrong with this gym.


   The 2017 crew...

The 2017 crew...