Thank you to all the teams that competed in this year's 2024 Mechanics Invitational Contest!

1st Place Senior Team - Ruby Valley FFA / Sheridan High School

1st Place Junior Team - Miles City FFA #1 / Custer County District H.S.

2nd Place Senior Team - Miles City FFA / Custer County Dist H.S.

2nd Place Junior Team - Columbus FFA

3rd Place Senior Team - Big Timber FFA / Sweet Grass County H.S.

3rd Place Junior Team - Forsyth FFA

Senior High Point: Brett Gruba / Miles City FFA

Junior High Point: Tyler Kleinsasser / Miles City FFA #1

Melstone Invitational Mechanics Contest Information

The Melstone Mechanics Contest will be the first Monday in February each year. Participant check-in opens at 7:00am with the contests beginning at 8:00am.

Registration is open. Individual participant fee is $20 and includes lunch.

Please send an email with names and grades of participants for your chapter to the Melstone FFA Advisor.

Registration closes January 30th. No refunds will be given after the 30th as food and materials will have already been purchased based on registration count.

Bus drivers, helpers and advisors will be $5 per lunch.

All fees need to be paid at check-in or send a check to:

Melstone FFA

PO Box 97

Melstone, MT 59054

Tentative rotations for the Mechanics contest will be as follows (subject to changes):

  • Welding - Arc Welding

  • Service Entrance Panels

  • Electrical Circuits -

  • Carpentry -

  • Small engines -

  • Tool ID -

  • Safety

  • Plumbing -


  • Safety glasses will be required to compete in the mechanics. We will provide welding helmets and welding gloves.