I don't know much about the early years at AW. Nike moved me from Exeter, NH to AW to run the lab there, which I did from 1983 to 1986. Many AW Athetes lived in Eugene, some did not. Some very successful ones who just came occasionally (often to be tested in the lab) included, Henry Marsh and Doug Padilla, who lived in Utah, and Brian Diemer (Michigan) and Joan Benoit (Maine). Bob Sevene was the main AW coach. Two of us ran the lab and there were several others who provided other services (massage, equipment, travel, etc.). One day in July (as I remember, it was in July), we were advised that the building would be closed and we should remove all our equipment. Fortunately, I had already decided to go back to college coaching (to begin that fall in Cortland, NY) but all the others who worked in that facility in Eugene, were terminated that day, but I can not speak for any deals any of them may have had that I was unaware of. I had a good time at AW, and we learned a lot in the lab.