This program is funded by Top Wrench, local business sponsors and the East TN Foundation.
We partner with Lincoln College of Technology and Tennessee College of Applied Technology to offer post-high school scholarships to students.
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Find out details about this year's competition!
Downloadable document containing rules for all 6 challenges.
Check out 2017 winning teams! View pics and articles from past competition events.
Top Wrench is a 501(c)3 non-profit drug-free vocational program developed for high school students as an introduction to team building and basic technical skills as they prepare for careers in the automotive field.
Top Wrench was founded by Air Force veteran Joe Marshall. Since the first competition took place in 1991, thousands of vocational students have been positively influenced by our program.
Top Wrench Competitions are held yearly in Knoxville, TN. Students showcase their automotive repair, wheel changing, welding and custom paint skills through 6 different challenges. Cash prizes and scholarships are awarded to winning teams!
In October of 2017, we held our 27th competition with over 600 participating students from 17 East Tennessee high schools!
Kenny Boatman, President
Maria Richardson, Secretary, Ex-Officio
Spend one day a year INVESTING in our students by putting on an amazing competition event day
Share your experiences in the automotive industry with students as a classroom speaker
GIVE* financially to our program
Help fund a vocational classroom grant for educational supplies
*Gifts are tax deductible as allowed by law
The date has been set. This year's competition will be held on Thursday, October 25. More details to come once the Fall semester begins. We can't wait to see you there!
This year, our competition events will take place at CROWN COLLEGE, located at 2307 W Beaver Creek Dr, Powell, TN 37849. Crown College has a top quality School of Trades and Technology. They have excellent facilities and are thrilled to partner with Top Wrench as our event host!
* Pit Crew Challenge * Custom Paint Contest * Static Engine Challenge * Welding/Fabrication Contest * Computer Control Car Challenge * Valve Cover Race *
Competition Rules for all 6 challenges are downloadable below:
Interested in learning more about becoming a sponsor for this year's event? Download the Sponsor Package below:
1ST Place – South-Doyle High School
2nd Place – Central High School
3rd Place – Cocke County
1st Place – South-Doyle High School
2nd Place – Heritage High School
3rd Place – Sequoyah High School
VALVE COVER RACE
1st Place – Karns (Byington-Solway)
2nd Place – Halls (N Knox Vocational)
3rd Place – Heritage High School
PIT CREW CHALLENGE
1st Place – Sevier Co. High School
2nd Place – Copper Basin High School
3rd Place – North Knox Vocational (Halls)
COMPUTER CONTROL CAR
1st Place – Grainger Co. High School
2nd Place – Oak Ridge High School
3rd Place – William Blount High School
1st Place – Oak Ridge High School
2nd Place – South-Doyle High School
3rd Place – Jefferson Co. High School
JOE MARSHALL SPIRIT OF TOP WRENCH AWARD: Sevier Co. High School
Check out this Air National Guard video highlighting the October 2017 Competition.