Russ Hess

Russ Hess

Director of Recreation, Intramurals and Fitness

Russ Hess has managed the Hobart and William Smith Sport and Recreation Center since 2000, emphasizing wellness and fitness to the Colleges' community. Besides maintaining the facility, Hess provides wellness-centered programming, including weekly group exercise classes ranging from martial arts and step aerobics to kick boxing and stability ball workouts, various contests that combine exercise and nutritional elements for students, as well as speakers on diet and nutrition, office ergonomics, Pilates, stress management and massage. He also teaches first aid and CPR training sessions, and oversees the intramural recreation program.

Judy Wentzel

Judy Wentzel

Assistant Director of Recreation, Intramurals and Fitness

Judy Wentzel joined the Colleges to serve as the assistant director of recreation, intramurals and fitness in August 2016. Judy completed a master’s degree in management of leisure services from The State University of New York at Cortland (SUNY Cortland). Prior to going back to graduate school, she worked for three years in Hobart’s athletic department as the assistant to the athletic director and football program. Judy is excited to be back on campus helping to provide programs and services that promote a healthier lifestyle for the HWS community. Judy currently resides in Seneca Falls with her husband, Mark.


Bristol Field House
283 Hamilton Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Front Desk: (315) 781-3528
Office: (315) 781-3901



Summer Hours

Monday-Friday: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED

CLOSED Memorial Day - Monday, 5/27 & 4th of July - Thursday, 7/4


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