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Loyola has Sister Jean, Oregon State has Wayne Tinkle and his seven sisters

During Saturday’s NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 game between Oregon State and Loyola of Chicago, TV will over and over go to Ramblers’ super fan Sister Jean.

Oregon State doesn’t have that, yet mentor Wayne Tinkle will have a lot of help behind the scenes from a family that incorporates seven sisters.

The 55-year-old Tinkle is the most youthful of 11 kids. He experienced childhood in the Midwest and Spokane as the infant sibling to seven sisters named Kathy, Mary, Tina, Patty, Jennifer, Jane and Rose.

“Every one of my sisters have experienced a ton. I generally talk about sturdiness and strength, gosh, from watching them growing up battle through difficulty,” Tinkle said.

Kathy died in 2017, yet Tinkle hears a lot from his six enduring sisters and three siblings during the Beavers’ postseason run. His sibling Terry was at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Sunday when OSU beat Oklahoma State.

Kathy was the sister who kept an eye on the most growing up.

“I realize that she’s grinning down on us,” Tinkle said.

Next most established is Mary, who Tinkle says “has consistently been excessively friendly and steady.” Tina and her family moved to Montana at the finish of Tinkle’s school playing vocation, and saw him in real life.

“Extraordinary, incredible family. She’s really come to Corvallis a couple of times to see games,” Tinkle said.

Patty likewise moved to Montana to be nearer to Tinkle’s folks in Spokane before they died. Jane and Tina, Tinkle said, are strict and “they’re likely petitioning God for us, night and day, Mary too.”

Jane and Jennifer played school b-ball, Jane at Spokane Falls CC and Jennifer at Whitworth in Spokane. They’re additionally instructors in the Spokane territory. Jane, who is single, is known for taking a great deal of the nieces and nephews on summer trips “to get them refined and such a thing,” Tinkle said.

The sister nearest in age is Rose, who lives in Lind, Washington.

Tinkle said during the pandemic, he had Sunday Zoom social occasions with his family. He trusts they can get together more once the infection’s effect decreases.

“We as a whole wish we saw each other more,” Tinkle said. “We as a whole know we’re there for one another and at whatever point someone needs something, as large families do, individuals venture up.”