Welcome to Top Wrench

A partnership in drug prevention and vocational education

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OUR PARTNERS:

 This program is funded by Top Wrench, local business sponsors and the East TN Foundation Youth Endowment Fund. 


We partner with Lincoln College of Technology, Crown College School of Trades & Technology and Tennessee College of Applied Technology to offer post-high school scholarships to students.



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About Us

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Contact Us

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2018 Competition

Find out details about this year's competition! 

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2018 Competition Rules

Downloadable document containing rules for all 6 challenges.

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Competition Memories

Check out 2018 winning teams!  View pics and articles from past competition events.

Memories

About Us

Who We Are

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. We mainly serve students in East Tennessee.


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.

What We Do

  • Hold annual automotive skills competitions
  • Help provide scholarships
  • Provide drug prevention education
  • Provide grants to high school vocational classrooms for purchase of needed educational supplies
  • Connect students with local businesses for automotive career opportunities.

Competitions

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! 

Become a part of our mission today! Your support will enable us to serve our vocational students.

    *For a $20 donation, receive a 28th Anniversary Competition T-shirt!  Email us at topwrenchtn@gmail.com to place your order.

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Board of Directors

Kenny Boatman, President  

Lee Austin
Corey Beilhartz

Cyndi DeFrancisco

Rich DeFrancisco

Dustin Ford
Patrick LaDue
Maria Richardson, Secretary, Ex-Officio
Zachary Richardson

Get Involved

VOLUNTEER

Spend one day a year INVESTING in our students by putting on an amazing competition event day

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Share your experiences in the automotive industry with students as a classroom speaker

DONATE

GIVE* financially to our program

-OR-

Help fund a vocational classroom grant for educational supplies


*Gifts are tax deductible as allowed by law

SPONSOR

Become an EVENT SPONSOR through your business or organization

2018 Top Wrench Competition Information

Our 28th Annual Competition was fabulous!

A huge shout-out to all of our student competitors, teachers, sponsors, volunteers and hosts!  


Check out pictures of the event at:

 https://www.flickr.com/photos/132032854@N03/sets/72157697019245660/?fbclid=IwAR3x1Tz2XoND8r1uGy9AcXb4tL2WbPcPc4aVExWL3Juj-SYcoOEkDdw2R9c

2018 Top Wrench Competition Memories

Top Wrench October 2018 Competition Winners:

  

CUSTOM PAINT

1st Place – Unaka High School

2nd Place – Central High School

3rd Place – Heritage High School


WELDING

1st Place – Heritage High School

2nd Place – Sevier Co. High School

3rd Place – South Doyle High School


VALVE COVER RACE

1st Place – Rockwood High School

2nd Place – Sevier Co. High School

3rd Place – Unaka High School


PIT CREW CHALLENGE

1st Place – Sevier Co. High School

2nd Place – Union Co. High School

3rd Place – Gibbs High School


COMPUTER CONTROL CAR

1st Place – Heritage High School

2nd Place – Gibbs High School

3rd Place – Central High School


STATIC ENGINE

1st Place – Union Co. High School

2nd Place – Halls High School/North Knox CTE

3rd Place – Oak Ridge High School & South-Doyle High School


JOE MARSHALL SPIRIT OF TOP WRENCH AWARD: Bearden High School

2018 Competition Rules

 * 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:

October 2017 Competition Video Recap

Check out this Air National Guard video highlighting the October 2017 Competition.

Contact Us

Email us for more information!

Top Wrench Competition

Contact Maria Richardson at (865) 380-0856
topwrenchtn@gmail.com