7 June 2022
Turns out all N.C. State had to do was go across the pond to reverse their rough luck in the sports world.
Recent NC State graduate Abby Lampe won the Gloucester Cheese Roll over the weekend.
Things have gone downhill for State over the last couple of weeks, but on Sunday, that was a good thing. The quirky and probably dangerous event capped a tough stretch for NCSU sports after the baseball team was not selected for the NCAA Tournament and star first baseman Tommy White announced he was entering the transfer portal.
Lampe threw up the Wolfpack symbol and shouted “Wolfpack!” in jubilation after her first-place finish. Lampe will be interviewed on The Adam Gold Show on 99.9 The Fan Tuesday afternoon around 2:15.
The event features fearless racers who risk life and limb chasing an eight-pound round of Double Gloucester Cheese down an extremely steep and uneven hill.
Lampe, who also graduated from Neuse Charter School in Smithfield, got to keep the cheese for winning. Lampe graduated with an engineering degree.
The event has traditionally been held for the people who live in the local village of Brockworth, but in modern times, people from all over the world participate. The tradition is thought to be around 600 years old.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper congratulated Lampe on Twitter on Monday.
The achievement was even celebrated during Monday night’s state senate hearing during a point of personal privilege by Senator Jim Perry.
“We have confirmed today the NCAA is unable to take that championship from her, so we would like to congratulate Abby on her championship,” said Senator Perry.
“Congratulations to her,” said Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson in response to Perry’s comments. “I’ve never heard of that sport. Cheese rolling, sounds delicious.”