To beat 17 straight first period pins, he would have to pin Ramos in a few weeks for his 11th pin. He can get to 18 without maybe having to do the same to Stieber, who should be his 19th official opponent.
As it stands now, the seeds at the Stillwater National Duals will be 1. OSU 2. tOSU 3. Wyoming 4. Nebraska 5. Boise State 6. Chattanooga. I imagine he will be facing Stieber.
If rankings hold, #1 Iowa, #2 OSU, #T3 Minnesota and #5 Cornell will go to the National dual finals. That would mean he would face #5 Thorn and #2 Ramos, both for the second time.
He will also face current #11 McCormick (maybe 3x if the first dual is actually rescheduled plus B12), #12 Keller (maybe twice if he can make the B12 finals over McCormick) and #14 Zehner (again) during the rest of the season.
His cradle has been absolutely lethal so far, but I would think at the least those guys in the top 5 should be able to figure out how to stop it before a rematch. I don't know what other top offense he has worked on, it may be just as disastrous for his opponents we just haven't seen it yet.
I still remember he was almost ready to fight Nick Hayes from Northwestern (I think that was his name) at National Duals after he finished off a major because Hayes was comically stalling and wound up breaking the streak.
RIP Jacob Schlottke - 1984-2011
"If Cornell finishes ahead of Iowa with five all americans I'll jump into the Des Moines River after finals." -Herkey#1 8/16/12