Updated: January 14, 2014 1:04PM
1. A state title-holder swapped uniforms. Two-time champ Kris Williams will compete with Thornwood this season after previously winning the 106- and 113-pound titles at Thornton. The junior is nursing an injury but said he’ll compete at 120 for the Thunderbirds when he returns.
2. Lincoln-Way Central is a force. There were some questions marks heading into the season after the state’s fourth-place team graduated a slew of contributors, but the Knights (9-1) haven’t lost a step. The team has earned notable wins over Minooka, Plainfield Central and Hinsdale Central this season.
3. Eric Schultz has bulked up. Tinley Park’s Schultz finished sixth in Class 2A as a lean 138-pound freshman. He’s packed it on for his sophomore campaign, winning the Stagg Invitational at 170. Size runs in the family. His cousin, Derek, was last season’s state runner-up at 220 and now is redshirting at Eastern Michigan.