The deadlift to press sounds like power clean to press or power clean to thruster movement. Very nice!
I do them with 15 lb dumbbells. Hobie Call does them in his video.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wrem-aR8P30&feature=player_detailpage#t=69s
I found a video of the power clean to press/thruster. It is very close to what I was doing. I will do it like that from now on. I was not doing the second squat motion to get my weight under the bells. I was just squatting and then "exploding" to the standing position and bringing the bells up to my shoulders in one motion, then pressing.