Deadlift Party: Cailer Woolam, Larry Wheels, Jujimufu, and Tom Cruise Max Out

Alright, this may or may not be one of the cumulatively heaviest deadlift articles we’ve ever written.

Over the weekend, a few of strength sports most notable athletes met up for an excursion of lifting and activities down in North Carolia. Jon Call, aka (Jujimufu), is no stranger to hosting a variety of athletes at his house and garage gym. Here, he and his filmograper Tom Boyden shoot videos focused on lifting and…other things, like putting Clarence Kennedy in an ice bath.

This past weekend, Cailer Woolam (Dr. Deadlift), Larry Williams (Larry Wheels), Tom Cruise (Black Tom Cruise or BTC), and Jujimufu had one of the heaviest deadlift parties we’ve ever seen. If you follow any of these athletes on social media, then we’re guessing you could probably assume out it went.

Let’s just say, there was a lot of hype, ammonia, and weight moved, which was enough to literally shake the foundation of Jujimufu’s garage, and in Tom Cruise’s words, the internet.

Personally, I’d recommend checking out the whole video. Besides the heavy lifting it was really entertaining to watch this group come together to move weight. In case you only have time to watch part of it, I included each athlete’s top sets below.

Note, because someone will probably call it out, there was a reverse band on the bar, but it’s still insane amounts of weight.

  • Jon Call: 735 lbs / 333kg x 1 rep
  • Tom Cruise: 845 lbs / 383kg x 2 reps 
  • Larry Wheels: 845 lbs / 383kg x 5 reps
  • Cailer Woolam: 905 lbs / 411kg x 1 rep

Arguably the best part of the video is the dynamic this group forms. Also, if you thought the above video was entertaining, then you’re in luck. Earlier today, Jujimufu published a second video on his channel that takes everyone through a series of events in an American Gladiator format.

We’re not sure how many more videos will be published with this group, but we hope they’re not done.

Feature image from Jujimufu YouTube channel. 


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Jake holds a Master's in Sports Science and a Bachelor's in Exercise Science. Currently, Jake serves as one of the full time writers and editors at BarBend. He's a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and has spoken at state conferences on the topics of writing in the fitness industry and building a brand. As of right now, Jake has published over 1,100 articles related to strength athletes and sports. Articles about powerlifting concepts, advanced strength & conditioning methods, and topics that sit atop a strong science foundation are Jake's bread-and-butter. On top of his personal writing, Jake edits and plans content for 15 writers and strength coaches who come from every strength sport.Prior to BarBend, Jake worked for two years as a strength and conditioning coach for hockey and lacrosse players, and was a writer at the Vitamin Shoppe's corporate office. Jake regularly competes in powerlifting in the 181 lb weight class, and considers himself a weightlifting shoe sneaker head. On the side of writing full time, Jake works as a part-time strength coach and works with clients through his personal business Concrete Athletics in Hoboken and New York City.